senate Bill S5801

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Includes wildlife animals as those subject to the animal cruelty provisions

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Domestic Animal Welfare Committee


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May 15, 2019 referred to domestic animal welfare

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S5801 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A663
Current Committee:
Senate Domestic Animal Welfare
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §353-a, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A6077
2011-2012: A1843
2013-2014: S4347, A238
2015-2016: S1270, A957
2017-2018: S620, A5050

S5801 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Includes wildlife animals as those subject to the animal cruelty provisions of the agriculture and markets law.

S5801 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5801 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5801

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. SEPULVEDA, BOYLE -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on  Domestic  Animal
  Welfare

AN  ACT  to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to aggra-
  vated cruelty to animals

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Subdivisions  1 and 2 of section 353-a of the agriculture
and markets law, as added by chapter  118  of  the  laws  of  1999,  are
amended to read as follows:
  1.  A  person is guilty of aggravated cruelty to animals when, with no
justifiable purpose, he or  she  intentionally  kills  or  intentionally
causes  serious  physical  injury  to a companion animal OR WILDLIFE, AS
DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION SIX  OF  SECTION  11-0103  OF  THE  ENVIRONMENTAL
CONSERVATION  LAW,  OTHER  THAN  INSECTS, with aggravated cruelty.   For
purposes of this section, "aggravated cruelty" shall mean conduct which:
(i) is intended to cause extreme physical  pain;  or  (ii)  is  done  or
carried out in an especially depraved or sadistic manner.
  2. Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to prohibit or
interfere  in any way with anyone lawfully engaged in hunting, trapping,
or fishing, as provided in article eleven of the environmental conserva-
tion law, ACTIVITIES DEEMED TO BE SOUND AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES  PURSUANT
TO SECTION THREE HUNDRED EIGHT OF THIS CHAPTER, the dispatch of rabid or
diseased animals, as provided in article twenty-one of the public health
law, or the dispatch of animals posing a threat to human safety or other
animals, where such action is otherwise legally authorized, or any prop-
erly  conducted scientific tests, experiments, or investigations involv-
ing the use of living animals, performed or conducted in laboratories or
institutions approved for such purposes by the  commissioner  of  health
pursuant to section three hundred fifty-three of this article.
  §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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